Osaka travel guide area by area
How to get there
Information and tips about how to get to Osaka from Kyoto, Tokyo, Hiroshima, Nagoya, Fukuoka and from abroad
Where to stay
Recommended hotels and budget accommodation in Osaka
the most incredible neighborhood of Osaka, in Naniwa ward: it includes famous places like Dotonbori, Shinsaibashi, Amerikamura
Nipponbashi (Den Den Town)
Akihabara in Tokyo, Nipponbashi in Osaka: a paradise for nerds and otaku
Osaka Castle Park
the area where the famous castle of the city with its big park is located
Shinsekai and Tobita Shinchi
a neighborhood that a hundred years ago housed one of the most advanced amusement park in all of Asia, nowadays a district in decline but with a magical and nostalgic atmosphere, nearby one of the largest red light districts throughout Japan
Recently renovated with large shopping malls, this area houses a large park, a zoo, the tallest skyscraper in Japan and one of the most important temples of Osaka
the second Osaka "center" after Namba, in the north of the city, Kita ward
Guided tours, activities and other things to do
If you are planning a trip to Japan and you want to do something more than just visiting famous places and monuments, we suggest you to use Govoyagin
How to use Govoyagin
Govoyagin is a very useful website to enrich your travel experience
, especially if you are going solo or it's your first time in Japan.
Because of the language barrier (and more), in Japan it is very difficult to interact with the locals and to get off the tourist track.
Thanks to Govoyagin you can find a lot of interesting and sometimes unique guided tours and activities
all over Japan (and not only in Japan), that you would otherwise never be able to enjoy.
But there's more: on Govoyagin you can also buy tickets
for several famous attractions, events, transportation and other useful services for tourists. Last but not least, you can reserve a table
in hundreds of restaurants.